It is expected that both asteroids will perform the so-called "approach approaching Earth" on Tuesday, February 12. The first of the two cosmic rocks, Asteroid 2019 CY2, will be pushed together in the early morning hours around 3.34. GMT Time (UTC). Asteroid 2017 PV25 will appear shortly after shooting around 12.42 GMT outside our home. None of the two rocks will hit the planet, but their nearly unachievable trajectories are closely monitored by NASA's asteroid tracking systems.
The CY2 asteroid is smaller and faster from two cosmic rocks and is also recently discovered.
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, first encountered the asteroid on February 8 this year.
Since then, the NASA research department estimates that CY2 measurements range from 39.4 to 85.3 ft (12 m to 26 m) in diameter.
The asteroid flies towards Earth at about 29,415 miles / h or 13,15 km per second.
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In the near future, space rock is approaching the planet from an estimated distance of 0.02056 astronomical units (au).
One astronomical unit is the average distance from Earth to the Sun and measures approximately 93 million miles (149.6 million km).
This means that the CY2 asteroid will leave the Earth tomorrow 1.9 million miles (1.9 million km).
Putting it in perspective, it is about eight times the distance between the Moon and the Earth – eight Moon Distances (LD).
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Asteroid CY2 and Asteroid PV25 are examples of "Near Earth Objects" (NEO).
NEO are all comets and asteroids in orbits closely intersecting the path that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
NASA explained: "When they orbit around the sun, objects close to the Earth can sometimes get close to Earth.
"Note that the" near "passage astronomically can be very far in human terms: millions, even tens of millions of kilometers."
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Just nine hours later, the PV25 Asteroid will take a close approach in the afternoon.
The PV25 asteroid was first discovered by the NASA asteroid trackers in 2017 and has since started operating in August 2017 and May 2018.
Tomorrow, the cosmic rock will turn to Earth from a distance of about 1.73 million miles (2.79 million km).
JPL estimates for NASA The PV25 measures somewhere in the range of 102.9 to 232.9 feet (32 m to 71 m).
The asteroid passes through the vacuum of space at a dizzying speed of 13 622 miles / h or 6.09 km per second.